Vesta 50 Club

Vesta 50 Club

What is Vesta 50 Club?

You may have seen a few boats named ‘Vesta 50 Club’ and wondered just what that was about. Well, the Vesta 50 Club was founded in 1971 as a fund raising vehicle with the aim of increasing Vesta’s fleet of boats. It has been very successful in that task!

Who can join?

All members of Vesta Rowing Club can join the Vesta 50 Club. Originally it was restricted to 50 members (hence the name), but that was changed and now it is unlimited.

Currently there are just 71 members, it would be great if that increased.

How does it work?

Members pay an annual (£84) or quarterly (£21) or monthly (£7) subscription. You can pay by standing order, bank transfer or cheque.

Monthly prize

There are twelve monthly draws and the winners get the amount of their 50 Club annual subscription as a prize.

Annual FREE social event

In addition there is an outing roughly annually which is free to members, partners are welcome and they pay a greatly reduced rate. Previously we have attended a Sunday racing day at Kempton Park (including lunch), a trip to Wimbledon Stadium for greyhound racing with dinner and a trip to the London Eye followed by dinner at a well known London restaurant, and many others.

We buy boats!

The remaining funds are kept until there is enough to purchase (or assist in the purchase) of a new boat as authorised by the Vesta committee.

So by joining you can help buy boats, have a good free outing/dinner and have a chance of winning your 50 Club subscription back to make it all free!

Sounds good! How do I sign up?

Dick Welch now administers Vesta 50 Club after many years of faithful service by Harry Prior. We encourage you to join, so please let Dick know if you are interested and he can arrange payment etc. and include you in the draw and outing. Email